Every individual has the resiliency and strength to cope with any obstacles that one is facing in the present. However, in order to overcome these issues, it is important to identify and gain insight about what it is that is causing the distress. I am here to work with you and be your guide in this process as you make the changes and reach your therapeutic goals- whether that may be healing from trauma, needing a space to process thoughts and feelings, or working on themes relating to anxiety, stress, depression, family conflict or distressing events (trauma).
Education and Training: I graduated from Hunter College with a Master of Science in Education in Mental Health Counseling focusing my studies around trauma informed care. I have prior experience working with clients with trauma history, PTSD, psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorder, where I provided individual and group counseling at various settings (vocational center, substance use outpatient clinic, residential housing program and an intensive transitional housing program) to seniors, adults, and adolescents. I have also worked as a crisis counselor and as a clinical psychotherapist providing individual psychotherapy, family therapy and play therapy to families, adolescents and children with trauma, anxiety, and depression. I specialize in trauma treatment and am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional where I received trauma treatment training.
Clinical Approach: Psychodynamic, CBT, Expressive, Somatic and Mindfulness techniques; I use an integrative approach utilizing psychodynamic techniques to facilitate insight while implementing CBT, expressive, somatic and mindfulness techniques to make positive changes towards client’s therapeutic goals.